Consolation in defeat

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WISBECH Town suffered a six-wicket defeat against Camden on Saturday in the Cambs Tucker League but did have the consolation of picking up the full batting points.

Two very good partnerships helped them to accumulate 209 for seven off their 48 overs.

Firstly David Wood 43 and Henry Rosier 33 put on 74 runs for the second wicket, and then it was the Freear brothers Gary 64 and Simon 26 who added 85 for the fifth wicket. But those four batsmen apart, no one else registered double figures.

For once Wisbech’s spinners Freear and Craig Johnson did not come off and Camden got home in a rain restricted innings with 196 for four in 42.2 overs.

Skipper Freear said: “One of their batsmen Dipanjan Basu had a really charmed life to hit 80 not out and I think if we had got his wicket a little earlier then we would have had a chance as they do not have more than five batsmen.”

Freear is looking forward to next week’s derby game against March and promises them no favours.

“Although we have lost I think we have been performing a little better each week recently. March have had a good season but they cannot expect any favours from us. They never did us any when the roles were reversed in previous seasons.”

Wisbech seconds beat Milton by six wickets in CCA Senior Division 2 to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Milton were 143 all out with Lyndon Waters taking three for 25 and Tom Bourne three for 32. Charles Baxter took two for 13.

In reply Wisbech lost two cheap wickets but then Danny Haynes 27 and Matt Esser 22 put them back on track before undefeated pair Adrian Clare 33 and Baxter 53 saw them home.

Wisbech thirds beat Soham by seven wickets in CCA Junior 2A.

Soham were bowled out for 150 with Martin Parrin collecting four wickets for 43 runs and John Mallett three for 15.

Wisbech had few problems in the run chase with Richard Harnwell 48 not out, Dom Stannard 38, Gary Alexander 28 and Charlie Wood 18 seeing them home for the loss of three wickets.